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Joshua Malina guest on Pop My Culture

Cole, Vanessa and amazing actor and Aaron Sorkin-regular Joshua Malina (“Sports Night,” “The West Wing”) talk the new Crackle series Backwash, Bulworth, Sorkin walk n’ talks, pranking Bradley Whitford, Knights of Badassdom, poker, Sarah Silverman, the Broadway Bowling League, Modern Family, Mondogate, remaking Three Amigos, pebble skin, “going a different way with it,” Jon Hamm, and Cole’s pointless Edward Furlong grift.

Leave a comment with your thoughts about the episode and tell us about the first prank you ever pulled for a chance to win an “A Few Good Men” DVD signed by Joshua!

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Josh Malina interviewed by hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland


  • Comment by Christine — November 16, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    Hysterical episode. And not I”m following Josh on twitter!

  • Comment by Emma — November 16, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    Very funny – love his very, very subtle humour. Grateful he saved Aaron Sorkin’s life, too. Never heard that story. Scary.

  • Comment by Ross Mack — November 16, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

    Awesome episode. Mr. Malina is a delight! His wit and tone make a nice complement to Cole and Vanessa.
    First prank? First one I recall that was really a prank… when on a school camp a friend evicted me from our bunk room to “rendezvous” with a young “lady”. So, I spread a rumour with everyone else at camp that there was a cool but clandestine party in that room. So, someone knocked on the door about every minute or two for the next 2 hours looking for the party. Vengeance!

  • Comment by Chris Ayers — November 18, 2010 @ 5:29 am

    Great show. Loved the Sports Night & West Wing stories.

    My best prank…when I was in high school, we had a mouse roaming the kitchen, so my parents set out one of the classic wooden mousetraps with the heavy steel snap bar.

    I was in there one night, the rest of my family was in the other room. I took a pencil, popped the trap and screamed in agony at the top of my lungs. Needless to say, the parental units didn’t find it as funny as I did.

  • Comment by Brendan — November 21, 2010 @ 12:02 am

    So great. The West Wing is definitely one of the best television dramas ever. In the first grade (way back when it was safe for me to walk by myself) I would constantly tell my mom that a dog followed me home from school and then it would leave right before I got to the door. I used to think it was the funniest thing in the world. My humor was evolved in a way since then. Don’t know if that’s a real prank but 7 year old me had a great time.

  • Comment by Mattamatics — November 22, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    First GOOD prank was in college. A new kid moved into our dorm, but a few of us knew him from classes the previous year when he was a commuter. A bunch of us Math majors barricaded his door with empty soda boxes (those 12 packs that are long and skinny) and duct tape. The next morning, we set up a video camera so we could catch him busting through the barrier. It was awesome… he looked like the Hulk, smashing down a brick wall.

  • Comment by Tyrell — December 17, 2010 @ 12:02 am

    He looks like the white version of Kid from Kid-n-Play.
    Granted, perhaps it took a black person (like me) to recognize this
    but now that you guys see it, you gotta agree.

  • Comment by Vanessa — December 17, 2010 @ 12:09 am

    WHOAH. Tyrell– i SO see it!

  • Comment by Mattamatics — December 22, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    @Tyrell OhEmGee he totally does!

  • Comment by Rob S — May 4, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    It cut out right when he got to Jon Hamm sweeping the floor.

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